RYAN NEWMAN - LAS VEGAS ADVANCE

February 26, 2019

Team:                   No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford Mustang

Crew Chief:         Scott Graves

Twitter:                @Roush6Team, @RoushFenway and @RyanJNewman

 

Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube – Sunday, March 3 at 3:30 p.m. ET on FOX, PRN, SiriusXM Channel 90

 

ADVANCE NOTES

Newman at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

·         Newman will make his 20th MENCS start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend. In 19 prior starts Newman has an average finish of 15.5 with nine top-10 and four top-five finishes.

·         Newman’s best finish at the 1.5-mile track came back in 2015 when he crossed the line third. He also has two fourth-place results (2002, 2012) and finished fifth back in 2011. He’s finished 11th or better in four of the last six races at LVMS, including a ninth-place result last fall. He crossed the line 11th in this race last March.

·         Newman has one career pole in Vegas, which came back in 2005. He has an average starting position of 14.0. His last start inside the top-10 came in 2015 when he rolled off seventh. Overall he has four starts of third or better (2002, 2003, 2005, 2010).

 

Scott Graves at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

·         Graves will call his fourth MENCS race at Las Vegas this weekend. In three prior events atop the pit box he has an average finish of 17.3

·         He led Daniel Suarez to an eighth-place finish last fall after starting 19th. He also qualified seventh back in 2013 with Ricky Stenhouse Jr., before going on to finish 18th.

·         Graves also has three starts in the Xfinity Series at the 1.5-mile track, where he finished runner-up with Suarez back in 2016. He also has a top-10 with former RFR driver Chris Buescher in 2014.

 

QUOTE WORTHY

 

Newman on racing at Las Vegas:

“We’re excited to get to Vegas this weekend to kick off the West Coast swing. We showed some good speed last weekend in Atlanta and I’m ready to see how that carries over to another 1.5-mile track with the full aero package this weekend. We tested there back in January and learned a lot. We’re excited to have Wyndham Rewards on board, and we look forward to showcasing their properties on the road this season.”

 

On the Car

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